Artsmark Gold Award

Arthur Mellows Village College awarded Artsmark Gold

Arts Council England has awarded Artsmark Gold to Arthur Mellows Village College in  recognition of the College’s commitment to, and excellence in, arts education.  Arthur Mellows Village College is part of the 1676 schools in England who received an Artsmark award this year.

Mr Mike Sandeman, Head of College at Arthur Mellows Village College in Glinton, said:

“I’m delighted that the Arts Council has recognised Arthur Mellows Village College’s dynamic arts education programme.  Our students have really enjoyed working with resident artists, visiting theatre companies and professional musicians, and I’d like to thank all our staff for their hard work in achieving this award.”

“Artsmark is more than simply a mark of distinction to us; taking part in the scheme has enabled us to develop our arts provision, and see the students who take part become more self-confident, engaged and excited about learning.

Alan Davey, Chief Executive, Arts Council England, said:

“Arts Council England believes that the earlier children are creatively inspired, the more likely they are to have a lifelong engagement with art – something that can transform lives and give young people a voice for their thoughts and feelings.”

“Artsmark – now nationally recognised as a prestigious and coveted award – sets the standard for an outstanding arts provision in schools and it’s great to see so many new schools attaining the Artsmark award this year.  This award recognises Arthur Mellows Village College’s commitment to providing exciting art experiences and their belief in the power of creativity.”